10 Easy Secrets to Quickly Become a Great Web Designer

There was a time, not so long ago, when business was good for designers. Jobs were plentiful, and being a “good” designer was good enough. Then the economy tanked, and the world was thrown into a nasty recession. Many businesses stopped hiring, many designers were laid-off, and competition for all jobs became fierce. In short, being a “good” designer was no longer good enough. [caption id="attachment_7562" align="aligncenter" width="660"] Be that 1 in a million designer[/caption] If you want to compete…...

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Christmas card design useful kit: showcase, tutorials, icon sets

Christmas and New Year are getting closer and all of us are deeply plunge into the preparation for these merry holidays! People buy presents, sweets and other pleasant trifles, they try to give their relatives, friends, beloved and colleagues every attention. Christmas is a good time to greet everybody and express gratitude to all your close people for their love and care. It's time to show your family and friends how much you appreciate them without asking anything in return.…...

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GIVEAWAY: CodeMyConcept $150 Gift Card – PSD TO HTML, ends Sept. 6 2010

***Congratulations to Kate for winning this giveaway. CodeMyConcept.com will get in touch with you shortly! To all who didn't win, don't worry we will have many more giveaways this year!*** You probably already know how much we care and love our loyal readers and that we love to give them something in return for all the time they spent on our site, for sharing our content and for their overall trust. This week we are running yet another cool giveaway…...

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Display icons using a single image and CSS “Sprites”

Recently, I have been working on a website that has numerous icons being displayed on a single page. One of the ways to reduce server requests is to store all of your icons in a single image and use CSS to display only the portion of the image you need for a particular location on your page. This technique is commonly used by designers to display icons from a single image. It is often termed CSS sprites. First, lets take…...

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Market Me Tweet Review (MarketMeTweet Review) – Is It The Hottest Twitter Client Around?

If you use Twitter for your business, or you are just an active Twitter user, then I'm sure you will want this tool right now. It's one of the hottest Twitter apps on the market. WebDesignDev gets around 20% of its total traffic from Twitter, thats why we use Market Me Tweet with our Twitter account. You can follow us on Twitter if you aren't already: @WebdesignDev So What Is Market Me Tweet? Market Me Tweet is a new revolutionary…...

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IconFinder – The Ultimate Web Design Tool For Free Icons

IconFinder is the god of all Icon websites and tools. Its basically an icon search engine that anyone can use for free. All the icons are available to download for free in different file formats and sizes. If your a web designer, this tool is worth having a look at. You can use this amazing tool at: IconFinder.com The Main Interface The main interface of IconFinder is much like Google. It has alot of white-space, a big logo and the…...

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15 Books For Beginners To Learn Web Design

Around 5 years ago, I learned how to build websites by starting with simple HTML in notepad. I then purchased a book that taught me more about HTML. I thought wow if I can create this, think of all the possibilities. But my possibilities needed to be styled in a way that looked good. So I went out and purchased a book on CSS that taught me how to make my web pages look half decent. I then went on…...

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Top 10 Fun Halloween WordPress Themes

Halloween is on its way, and with it, so are 10 Halloween WordPress themes. These 10 good looking Halloween styled themes and some of them are free to download and use on your blog, others are here just to inspire you. Let me know what one you like best, and if you have found any other free Halloween styled WordPress themes. I'm sure there are a lot of good premium Halloween WordPress themes out there too. Also, let me know what…...

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Layout Examples Of How Blogs List Their Posts

There are thousands of blogs on the internet that use their own custom design. Some good, some bad. Loads of them list their blog posts in so many ways. I have compiled a showcase of layout examples, how some big blogs list their blog posts and how that fits in with their design. If you want to contribute yourself to this list, and have found another awesome example of how to list blog posts that you have found, then please…...

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8 Ways Freelancers Can Make Money In The Holiday Season

Christmas and the holiday season are often the time of the year where people spend the most amount of money. So if your outgoings overtake your freelance in-comings, then you may need to take a look at re-branding your business for the holiday season. Here is WebdesignDev's short guide on how freelancers can make a bit of extra money on the side during the holiday season when times are tough on the wallet. If you have any other ways freelancers…...

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